11-24-2018, 01:32 PM
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  • PJO
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So, this summer I made the mistake of switching to wet-shaving my legs, mainly inspired by promises of saving piles of money by scrapping costly cartridge razors. Right . . . well, that was twenty-odd razors ago (OK, yes, and shelves of soap, brushes, and aftershaves).

My biggest problem is that I can’t focus on a manageable segment of razors, like, say, just SE razors or — even better — strictly modern SE razors. No, I enjoy them all: modern, vintage, DE, and SE (injector, AC, and Gem). Straight razors are about the only type that don’t interest me.

Razors, as everyone knows, beget brushes, soaps, and aftershaves. Need I say more about that?

Random non-shaving info: retired research librarian, date code = A-4, reside in small southeast Texas town, owner of a rescue beagle (more like he owns me), southpaw

OK, that’s the gist of me. Look forward to making acquaintances here.

Happy shaves to you!

Patti

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 11-24-2018, 01:35 PM
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Welcome aboard Patti Smile

I'm convinced you save money on blades at least, compared to the cost of cartridges.. the rest on the other hand ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It does make the shave a lot more enjoyable though - enjoy the ride Biggrin

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 11-24-2018, 01:42 PM
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so many soaps, razors, blades, scuttles, aftershaves...so little time

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 11-24-2018, 01:44 PM
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(11-24-2018, 01:35 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Welcome aboard Patti Smile

I'm convinced you save money on blades at least, compared to the cost of cartridges.. the rest on the other hand ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It does make the shave a lot more enjoyable though - enjoy the ride Biggrin


Thank you, sir — for sure, it’s all about the ride.
Hey, that quote in your signature is terrific!

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 11-24-2018, 01:54 PM
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(11-24-2018, 01:42 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: so many soaps, razors, blades, scuttles, aftershaves...so little time

Truly, if it were only a matter of time, I’d have it made.
The scuttles, the blades, and even the soap are manageable.
But the razors . . . oh, the razors.

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 11-24-2018, 02:00 PM
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(11-24-2018, 01:44 PM)PJO Wrote: Thank you, sir — for sure, it’s all about the ride.
Hey, that quote in your signature is terrific!

Thank you; it's from a blog post I write back in October of 2012 on the Zen of shaving... to me at least traditional wetshaving has always been about the experience more than the result, even if the result is great Biggrin

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 11-24-2018, 02:12 PM
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(11-24-2018, 02:00 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(11-24-2018, 01:44 PM)PJO Wrote: Thank you, sir — for sure, it’s all about the ride.
Hey, that quote in your signature is terrific!

Thank you; it's from a blog post I write back in October of 2012 on the Zen of shaving... to me at least traditional wetshaving has always been about the experience more than the result, even if the result is great Biggrin

Totally agree. No big BBS quest for me. In fact, I enjoy the experience of wet shaving so much that I would be disappointed if a supremely BBS shave one night totally eliminated the need for a shave the next night. ;-)

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 11-24-2018, 02:15 PM
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  • evnpar
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Hello Patti, welcome to The Shave Nook. This is an enjoyable hobby, indeed.

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 11-24-2018, 02:21 PM
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  • chazt
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Hi, Patti. Welcome to TSN. ADs sure are a fun way to deal with the chore of shaving. Enjoy the forum Smile

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 11-24-2018, 02:53 PM
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Welcome to TSN Patti.  We're delighted you joined and look forward to your participation in our forum.

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 11-24-2018, 03:49 PM
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Welcome aboard

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 11-24-2018, 04:01 PM
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Hello Patty (not a guy).  Great to have you and I look forward to your point of view.  Most of the ladies in my life are wet shavers too and have enjoyed the switch.

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 11-24-2018, 05:20 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Jump on in, the water's fine!

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 11-24-2018, 05:33 PM
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Hello Patti! Welcome to The Shave Nook forum.



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver

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 11-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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Hi Patti,
Good to see you here.  Saving money lures many, but when we find the chore becomes enjoyable, it becomes a hobby.  I like you became attracted to all the facets of vintage razors, DE's, SE's, modern, etc.  Then you want to try all the different soaps and products.  I always say it is good clean fun.  Welcome to the Nook.
Steve

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 11-24-2018, 07:07 PM
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What a welcome committee — thanks, everyone!

Wandered around TSN this evening (while watching Notre Dame choke against USC), met almost a dozen members — and learned about motorcycle helmets. Great start! ;-)

Patti

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 11-24-2018, 07:32 PM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 11-24-2018, 08:04 PM
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  • Garb
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Greetings and I for one would love ND to fall but I'm all PAC 12< unless it's OS, my home state. LOL
Nice to see your post and a good introduction. 
My girlfriend is interested in DE or SE shaving but we just can't decide which razor would suit her better, although I feel any one other than a cartridge.
Maybe you could recommend one?

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 11-24-2018, 08:08 PM
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(11-24-2018, 01:32 PM)PJO Wrote: So, this summer I made the mistake of switching to wet-shaving my legs, mainly inspired by promises of saving piles of money by scrapping costly cartridge razors. Right . . . well, that was twenty-odd razors ago (OK, yes, and shelves of soap, brushes, and aftershaves).

My biggest problem is that I can’t focus on a manageable segment of razors, like, say, just SE razors or — even better — strictly modern SE razors. No, I enjoy them all: modern, vintage, DE, and SE (injector, AC, and Gem). Straight razors are about the only type that don’t interest me.

Razors, as everyone knows, beget brushes, soaps, and aftershaves. Need I say more about that?

Random non-shaving info: retired research librarian, date code = A-4, reside in small southeast Texas town, owner of a rescue beagle (more like he owns me), southpaw

OK, that’s the gist of me. Look forward to making acquaintances here.

Happy shaves to you!

Patti
Hi Patti, welcome to the Nook.   A-4 is a tad younger, but then again aren't we all

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 11-24-2018, 08:14 PM
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  • eengler
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Welcome and Enjoy the Forum!

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